A'COURT (afterwards A'COURT ASHE), Pierce (?1707-68), of Ivy Church and Heytesbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1768

Family and Education

b. ?1707, 1st s. of Pierce and bro. of William A’Court of Ivy Church. educ. Wadham, Oxf. 17 July 1725, aged 18. m. Janet, da. of Col. Robert Brown, sis. of Robiniana, Countess of Peterborough, s.p. suc. fa. 1725, and to estates of cos. William Ashe 1750, taking add. name of Ashe.

Offices Held


A’Court was brought in as a Whig at Heytesbury by his uncle Edward Ashe. Voting for the Administration in all recorded divisions, he was classed as an Old Whig in 1746 and ‘for’ in 1747. About midsummer 1753 he was granted a pension of £500 p.a. from the secret service fund, which he did not always draw.1 Under George III he went into opposition. He died 6 Sept. 1768.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Namier, Structure, 438.